Prime Cuts Winners at Raindance
On Monday 1st October, Plymouth College of Art undergraduate student film ‘Rotten’ was screened as part of this year’s Raindance Film Festival, at the Apollo Cinema in Leicester Square, London.
The film was written, directed and shot by BA (Hons) Film students Robert Cooper and Rob Carter as their final year undergraduate film. The intention for the project was to revisit the popular zombie genre but create something new and unique. The concept of the film is a ‘mockumentary’ set in present day England examining how individuals integrate zombies into society. It follows a crew of film students that look at different sides of the argument regarding how zombies are treated and questions whether or not the undead should be accepted as equals to humans.
‘Rotten’ was first recognised when Plymouth College of Art BA (Hons) Film students exhibited at the Prime Cuts festival in July. This event celebrates graduate motion arts talent from across the UK. Plymouth College of Art students picked up a quarter of the awards at Prime Cuts with ‘Rotten’ winning the award for Best Comedy.
The prize for Best Comedy was inclusion in the Shorts programme at this year’s Raindance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in Europe which attracts some of the best indie filmmakers in the world.